Inspiring Gen-Zers: This 9-Year-Old Brought Hope to 56 Kids

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We believe young people are inspiring and capable — young people from both around the world and in the United States. This article is written by a 9-year-old who will teach you wisdom and bravery.

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Shakul — the Story Behind the Striking Eyes

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Shakul’s unique beauty seems to have struck a chord, so we wanted to share his incredible story with you.

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A Letter-Writing Plan for the New Year

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The timeline for when you should write the child you sponsor about upcoming holidays and different topics can be confusing. That’s why we decided we’d start the year off with a handy letter-writing plan to help you understand how to time your letters.

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11 Sweet Photos of Birthdays Around the World

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A birthday is more than gifts. It’s an opportunity to show children that they are valued and loved — and children in poverty shouldn’t have to miss out. Each culture might have its own unique traditions surrounding birthdays, and our staff ensures children feel celebrated within that tradition. Enjoy these sweet photos of children celebrating their birthdays around the world!

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How My Own Family Enslaved Me

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Brenya’s aunt said she was taking him to another village to go to school. But instead he was forced into unpaid labor on Lake Volta.

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Maximizing the Match: Two Families Share How

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Matching gift programs are an amazing way to ensure your donations have the biggest impact possible. Learn from two families how to maximize your match!

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12 Ways to Commit to the Year of the Bible

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2020 is Year of the Bible! Learn a little more about what that means and how you can commit to and engage more deeply with the Bible this year.

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How NOT To Help Kids in Need

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What if, in our desire to help kids in need, our efforts actually hurt children living in poverty? Here is how NOT to help kids in need.

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This is What Life is Like in Urban and Rural El Salvador

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Learn more about what it’s like to live in the smallest country in Central America!

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25 Reasons to Praise God This Christmas

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Are you ready for some good-news stories before we celebrate the ultimate Good News of Jesus’ birth? You won’t want to miss these beautiful snapshots of the amazing work God is doing through sponsors and the local church around the world.

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A Tender Story About the Power of Letters

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When Luis Angel was 7 years old, he received his first letter from a loving couple who had begun sponsoring him. Thrilled to know someone was praying for him, Luis embraced each word from every letter he got until his departure to heaven.

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